The Modern Man

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The modern man enters this world invisible,


refused to be seen as an individual


He goes through his life rather pitiful


Under the impression that


Being more than a number


is something rather fictional


 


Is he part of the 9 percent that don't have a job?


Or does he not fit that label?


Is he part of the 1 percent?


Or is his job unstable?


He is invisible, simply a number, divisible


Put spread eagle on a pencil-pusher's


spread sheets


He's treated as disposable


even though his heart beats


 


He's analyzed, Americanized


stripped raw and clean


the blue-collar, the hardhat


now wait in the unemployment line


somberly making small chat


two victims of the greed machine


 


The Modern Man has little in his pocket


he has seen his earnings plummet


while the salaries of others skyrocket


he lives in a world of dishonestly and fear


Not entirely sure if the end


really is near


 


Yet, he wakes up every morning, day after day


week after week


knowing that his fortune won't soon peak


knowing that the bills will still rise


knowing these things, he silently cries


but carries on, looking upward


hoping for clear skies

Created: Feb 03, 2012

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